Youth and Stabilisation Programme (PROJES)

Youth and Stabilisation Programme (PROJES)

Funded by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and implemented by the German Agency for International Development Co-operation (GIZ), the Youth and Stabilisation Programme (PROJES) aims to contribute to the stabilisation and socio-economic recovery of the Central Mali regions. It aims at strengthening the supply and access of the populations to locally identified priority services, as well as at reviving the regional and local economy, by paying strong attention to training and professional integration of young people. By harnessing the local economic potential and through targeted investments, the programme offers credible alternatives to violence and fundamentalism. Initial activities included the rehabilitation of buildings such as schools and markets, as well as improving access to drinking water, to deliver better basic services to the population. This initial project phase also included the provision of equipment for health centres. Management training and technical training for young people were offered to initiate income-generating measures and ensure the integration of young people into the labour market. These included activities in the restaurant sector, in small businesses or in micro fish-farming projects. PROJES targets young people, girls and boys, as privileged beneficiaries.


Global objective

  • Promoting the stabilisation and socio-economic revival of central Mali

Specific objectives

  • Strengthening the functioning of and local access to basic socio-economic services
  • Promoting local development through training, socio-occupational integration and the creation of economic opportunities for young people

Expected results

  • An increased offer and easier community-based access to the delivery of basic local services in the fields of health & hygiene, water and sanitation, agro-pastoral equipment, energy
  • Improved education of children and skills training for adults in relevant areas through, on the one hand, support for education stakeholders, improvement of teaching conditions and opportunities, and, on the other hand, strengthening the qualifications and professional skills of young adults, in line with the local economic potential
  • A reduction in unemployment among young adults through new job opportunities, the creation of income-generating activities and support for local entrepreneurship


3 year : 01/09/2018 - 01/09/2021


The project is implemented in the regions of Mopti and Ségou in central Mali.


Young people and vulnerable populations in central Mali


35 000 000 EUR


European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa


German Agency for International Development Co-operation (GIZ)


Malian Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation (MATD)

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  • Mali


  • Education
  • Employment & revenues
  • Energy
  • Fisheries & aquaculture
  • Gender
  • Governance & capacity-building
  • Health
  • Livestock & pastoralism
  • Local actors & livelihoods
  • Markets, prices & trade
  • Poverty
  • Rural-urban issues
  • Social affairs & social protection
  • Water & sanitation
  • Youth


  • Artisanal fishermen
  • Institutions
  • Poor households
  • Poor workers in the informal economy
  • Women
  • Youth

Agir Pillars

  • Pillar 1: Improve social protection for the most vulnerable communities and households in order to secure their livelihoods
  • Pillar 3: Sustainably improve agricultural and food productivity and the incomes of the most vulnerable households and improve access to food


  • Local

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 SDG 2 SDG 3 SDG 4 SDG 6 SDG 8 SDG 10 SDG 15 SDG 16